ABB has won a multi-million-dollar order to modernize a major oil refinery in Kazakhstan, as the Republic’s ‘Digital Kazakhstan’ program seeks to elevate economic sectors including the oil, gas and chemicals industry and accelerate growth nationally with digital technology.
Industrial automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) manufacturer Opto 22 has named Josh Eastburn as director of Technical Marketing. In this position, Eastburn will lead the creation of useful and engaging customer content, discover and highlight Opto 22 customer applications, and work closely with industrial automation media outlets.
JMP Solutions is being recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada. “It’s a true honour to be recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute for a seventh year in a row,” said Scott Shawyer, president and CEO of JMP Solutions. “The Best Workplaces award pays tribute to each and every person at JMP. Our team prides itself on living our values internally and externally with every relationship we hold and project we complete.”
Process equipment manufacturer Gericke USA of Somerset, NJ, has unveiled its North American testing laboratory. Located in its Somerset headquarters, the testing laboratory features full-size, fully operational equipment to allow food, chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical and other process engineers to test their products and materials in actual operating conditions and eliminate the risks involved in scaling up from benchtop machinery.
Endress+Hauser experienced strong growth across all regions, sectors and product areas in 2018. The ongoing digitalization of the industry and positive development on the international markets provided impetus. The group increased sales and profits, invested heavily and created hundreds of jobs worldwide.
The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Björn Rosengren, as chief executive officer. He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1, 2020.
Rittal Systems Ltd. has announced that the organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces in Manufacturing in Canada. Rittal received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work.
The Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division of Parker Hannifin in Overland Park, KS, has announced the launch of an important new patent for the metalworking industry. The patent is designed to optimize drainage within the SmogHog SHM self-contained media mist collector and provide what is said to be best-in-class particulate removal efficiency and long filter life using state of art coalescing filter media technology.
ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat have signed a joint development agreement to advance breakthrough technology that can capture and concentrate carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources, including power plants, and the atmosphere.
Emerson and Dragos, Inc., developer of the Dragos Platform for industrial cybersecurity asset detection, threat detection and response, have signed a global agreement that will enable power producers and water utilities to further strengthen the security of their critical assets.